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THE NEW YORK

PUBLIC LIBRARY

ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS R

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Residence of Hon. Charles F. Koester, Mashall Co., Kansas.

THE NEW YORK

PUBLIC LIBRARY

ASTOR, LENOY AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS R

The prairies are rolling, and covered with

flowers. They say it is lovely, the grass grows so

highAnd better than all, no doctor to pay; For there it's so healthy, that men never

die.

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Uncle Sam, you know, for a very small sum, Will give me a farm, that nature made

clear. I'll build me a house, and break up my land, And then I'll be worth more'n a dozen

men here.

Now, wife, we'll plan, and talk of our trip,

Of our overland journey, and camping out,

too.

We'll build up our fire, by the road-side at

night, And eat on the ground, as other folks do.

We'll sell what we can, and the rest give

away,

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